Cheryse Sankar , PhD
Former Fellow, Transitioned Outside of the Program
Fellow - AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow
Basic Biobehavioral and Psychological Sciences Branch (BBPSB)
Behavioral Research Program (BRP)
Dr. Sankar was an American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Science and Technology Policy fellow in the Basic Biobehavioral and Psychological Sciences Branch (BBPSB) within the Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences (DCCPS) at the National Cancer Institute (NCI). She has Bachelor of Science Degrees in Biology and Chemistry from the University of California, Irvine. She earned her Doctorate from the Department of Pharmacology at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
Cheryse's dissertation research focused on elucidating the molecular mechanisms of amphetamine addiction. During her intramural postdoctoral fellowship at the National Institutes of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, she focused on the discovery of novel drug targets for the treatment of addiction. With the goal of contributing to the bridge between research and policy, Cheryse pursued a policy fellowship which led her to the BBPSB. During her AAAS Science and Technology Policy fellowship, Cheryse worked with Dr. Paige McDonald on various projects including the NCI Network on Biobehavioral Pathways in Cancer and the Tobacco Control Monograph on tobacco related health disparities.
Current and past BRP mentors include Paige Green.